Visual flight rules

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  • Factors Affecting The National Transportation Safety Board Essay

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    The captain and 10 passengers were killed; the first officer, the flight attendants, and 105 passengers received serious of minor injuries; and 24 passengers were not injured. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces and a post-crash fire. Flight 1420 was operating under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CRF) Part 121 on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan. Contributing Casual Factors There are several causal factors that led to this event. The National Transportation

  • Ntb Airplane Failure

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    Weather is possibly the biggest ‘X’ factors affecting a pilot in flight. According to a 2014 Airplane Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Report (NTSB DEN06LA036), “approximately 4% of general aviation accidents are weather related, yet these accidents account for more than 25% of all fatalities.” Unintended flight in to IMC is probably one of the most confusing, perilous, and challenging situations a pilot can go through. On 25 January 2006, a pilot crashed his recently purchased Cessna 172C while

  • The Lack Of A Pilot Is Avoiding Medical Incapacitation

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    presence, they still plague our skies. Spatial disorientation is one of these dangers and “is defined as the failure to perceive or perceiving incorrectly the position, motion, or attitude of the aircraft” (Cheung, 2013, p. 1211). The deprivation of visual references such as darkness, fog, haze, clouds or terrain can cause spatial disorientation. In order to perceive the “position, motion, and attitude of the aircraft” we require the input of our sensory system to facilitate the identification and

  • Pilots Received Human Factors Training

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    factors training, company manual training, or procedures for an SMS program. However, pilot’s reiterated that the owner stated, “Never be unsafe, but try and be creative before aborting a flight.” 1.9 Final Analysis The pilot was a newly hired employee who was currently outside of his window for qualifications of flight. He was overdue for this Part 135 check-ride that was to be accomplished by the owner/operator of Zonk Airlines; however due to poor documentation the owner/operator had let the unqualified

  • EMS Helicopter Pilot

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    The pilot of an EC135 helicopter is responsible for pre-flight planning, including the filing of flight plans, completing a load manifest to calculate weight and balance, pre-flight and post-flight inspection of aircraft, fueling the aircraft and pre- and post-flight debriefing. To fly an EC135 it is preferred that one has Emergency Medical Service flight experience, Night Vision Goggle experience, and EC135 specific experience. All Hawaii Air Ambulance

  • Causes Of Human Error In Aviation

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    within or outside the cockpit, and simple design choices for the aircraft or spacecraft that make human mistakes more likely.” (Discovery) Many of the human errors in aviation today are caused by common occurrences in the human interaction part of flight, and that if eliminated, will reduce the chance of airplane accidents. In aviation, the underlying cause of machinery and human error is caused by either how well it can be built or the amount of training a pilot can go through. In an event of an

  • Essay about Choosing an IFR Alternate

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    IFR Alternate During our usual flight, we need to obey the rules that published by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), there are two flight rules that we use to fly every day, according to the weather conditions such as the ceiling and the visibility outside, one flight rule is VFR (visual flight rules) and the other one is IFR (instrument flight rules), every rule has its own limitations and requirements for their own daily use. Like the visual flight rules, we usually use it because it is

  • Big Island Air Flight 58 Crash Essay example

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    On the 25th of September 1999, Big Island Air Flight 58 Piper Chieftain, crashed on a slope of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii at approximately 5:30pm. All nine of the passengers on board and the pilot were killed in the crash. The impact sustained by the airplane and the fire that followed the impact completely destroyed the airplane. Big Island Air Flight 58 was operating under CFR Part 135 air taxi operations providing sight seeing tours to tourists and locals. The Piper Chieftain had departed

  • Weather Conditions On The Flight Service Station

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    Weather Conditions The accident report stated that the current and former relief pilots obtained weather briefings by calling the flight service station (FSS) when they had concerns about the weather (NTSB 911AA Eurocopter, 2014). There is no record of the accident pilot receiving a weather briefing from the FSS or by accessing the user terminal (NTSB 911AA Eurocopter, 2014). The sources the pilot used to check the weather prior to the mission are unknown. The current relief pilot uses the National

  • The Air Methods Corporation ( Airm )

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    Introduction This paper will cover an accident that occurred on August 26, 2011 which involved a Eurocopter AS350 B2 helicopter owned by the Air Methods Corporation. The accident in question happened in Mosby, Missouri and resulted in four fatalities. This paper will provide a brief history on the company, aircraft and how it was equipped and human factors that contributed to the accident and a final conclusion of what could have been done to prevent the accident. Company Information The Air Methods